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    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Community Gardening!
      Meadow Jones, Suzanne Im
      Saramanda Goodwin, Robin Duple
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Ask: sample starting questions
      • What resources are needed?
      • What support exists?
      • How can one person get started?
      • What are the roots of community gardening?
      More topics to explore on our website: http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/ask
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      INVESTIGATE
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Overview CG History
      • Industrial Revolution, urban poor
      • USA and England
      • Late 1800’s, economic depression
      • World War I, food shortages
      5 million people $5 million of food
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Overview CG History
      • Great Depression
      • In NYC, 5000 gardens on 700 acres
      • World War II
      • 20 million victory gardens  40% of fresh veggies in US
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Overview CG History
      • Usually most popular during wars and economic downturns
      • Way to feed people as well as unify community
      More info about the history: http://tinyurl.com/25hqc8q
      http://www.cityfarmer.org/CGNewYork.html
      Article - Rethinking Urban Poverty: A look at Community Gardens
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Community Gardening/Urban Greening
      So many options!
      • Vegetable gardens
      • Herb gardens
      • Flower gardens
      • Green roofs/living roof
      • Square foot gardening
      • Vertical gardens
      • Permaculture projects
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Benefits of CG/UG
      • Food production – access to affordable fresh produce
      • Gardeners as “nutrition change agents”
      • Neighborhood improvement
      • Closer and safer than parks
      • Cleaner air
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Benefits of CG/UG
      • Satisfying labor, physical activity
      • Fun, not economic profit
      • Nature connection
      • Value formation for small children
      • Relaxing places, help lower stress
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Benefits of CG/UG
      • Build community ties
      • Cooperative work in the garden
      • Neighbors garden in pairs for safety
      • Sharing surplus with neighbors
      • Step toward playground and street clean-ups
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      People, Land and Sustainability:Community Gardens and the SocialDimension of Sustainable Development
      John Ferris, Carol Norman and
      Joe Sempik
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Local Agenda 21
      • Established at the UN Conference on the Environment held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992.
      • A local-government-led, community-wide, and participatory effort to establish a comprehensive action strategy for environmental protection, economic prosperity and community well-being in the local area.
      • Key elements: full community participation, assessment of current conditions, target setting for achieving specific goals, monitoring and reporting.
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Major Types of Community Gardens
      • Leisure
      • Child and School
      • Entrepreneurial
      • Crime Diversion/Work & Training
      • Healing & Therapy
      • Neighborhood Pocket Parks
      • Ecological Restoration
      • Demonstration
    • Local Initiatives
      April 25, 2010: 200 block of Market St., Urbana - spearheaded by Activate Champaign County.
      Summer 2011: $10,000 Community Garden Vision Plan for Douglass Park, Champaign - UIUC Engineers Without Borders
      LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Comments on readings?
      Our list of readings:
      http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/investigate
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      CREATE
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Sketching a garden
      For those at home, you’ll need
      • Paper
      • Pens, markers, pencils
      • Ruler
      • Imagination!
      http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/create
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Brainstorming
      Does your life include…
      Kids? Pets? Lots of traveling? Grilling? Outdoor entertaining?
      Do you want anything specific like…
      Shade? Food? Prettier entrance? Repair/replace the lawn?
      Do you have set ideas for what you want to include like…
      Certain colors? Native plants? Perennials?
      Do you like…
      Formal gardens? More natural-looking ones?
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Create!
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Discussion and Reflections: Sketching a garden
      http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/reflect
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Making a Worm Farm
      For those at home, you’ll need
      • Sturdy container made of plastic or wood, at least 7”x9”x14”
      • Worms (red wigglers are best!)
      • Slightly damp newspaper scraps
      • Food scraps, such as cooked egg shells, bread scraps, and fruit peels
      • Gardening soil (not potting soil!)
      • Mesh screen (optional)
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Discussion and Reflection: Making a Worm Farm
      http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/reflect
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Comments, Questions, Wrap-Up
    • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
      Thank you!
      All photos provided courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net